A brief celebration of the passage of the Social Security Act 70 years ago this August.
Location: Ann Arbor's LIBERTY PLAZA park, on the SW corner of Liberty & Division streets (one block east of the post office). Our celebration honors the 70th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act, in August, 1935.
There will be birthday cake and lemonade, and red, white and blue balloons.
Congressman John Dingell will speak about the importance of defending Social Security against the latest schemes to undermine it. (In 1935 the Congressman's father was one of the original co-sponsors of the Social Security Act.) As a finale, a former student manager of the Harvard Glee Club will lead us all in the premiere singing of a brand new "Social Security Song." Come and bring some friends, to help celebrate!
The nearest public parking is in the 5th Ave. lot next to the Ann Arbor Public Library; you can enter Liberty Plaza directly from the parking lot. If it rains, the event will be held 3 blocks away, indoors, in the East room at the Arbor Brewing Company, 114 East Washington St., downtown Ann Arbor.
The event is sponsored by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party and its "Defending Social Security Committee." For further information,
please contact Doug Kelley, 734-662-1731.
Added by mitten on August 9, 2005